Jim Stock

Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Economics, Harvard University

Jim Stock is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in Harvard’s Department of Economics, with a dual appointment in the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Stock served as Chair of the Harvard Economics Department from 2006 to 2009 and has been a Professor at Harvard continuously since 1983, with the exception of a two-year appointment at UC Berkeley from 1990 to 1991. He was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2013-2014. His responsibilities at the CEA included macroeconomics, housing, energy, and environmental economics.

His research focuses on empirical macroeconomics, monetary policy, climate change, and forecasting. Dr. Stock is a coauthor of a leading introductory econometrics textbook and has been a member of various professional boards, including the National Bureau of Economic Research Business Cycle Dating Committee, and was Co-Editor of Econometrica from 2009-2012. He received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.A. in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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